Every once in a while , thanks to things like Facebook, I get a chance to talk to people i used to know, people I went to school with, & friends I used to have before I had children. Most of them, after asking about my job, say things like
but wouldn’t you be happier working?
doesn’t it get boring doing nothing all day?
I used to get really angry about those questions, but now I mostly just smile & think to myself,
they don’t have children yet,
they don’t know how very hard, but yet so very lovely our days are.
They don’t know how much fun it is to play Monkey Bingo a million times in a row with an almost three year old,
They don’t know the fun of waking up because someone opens your eyes with two fingers & says
I know you are awake, your eyes are open!
They don’t know what I love you, Mama sounds like.
They might earn a lot of money, but I’ve got the greatest job in the world:
I”m a Mama.
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
I hope you are having a lovely day,